Figure Drawing Classes, Workshops,
and Open Studios in Delaware
Other States and Provinces

Since 2009, this directory has listed art schools, ateliers, and studios where artists can paint, sculpt, or draw live art models. Life Drawing groups come and go, and schedules change, so it is wise to confirm with the organizer before attending. Please report any defunct groups or broken links to

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Center for the Creative Arts
410 Upper Snuff Mill Road & Route 82 North
Yorklyn, DE 19736
Telephone: 302-239-2434
Instructed and Uninstructed.
Classes include Introduction to Figure Drawing, Figure Drawing, and Figure Drawing Open Studio. See website for schedule.

Delaware College of Art and Design
600 N. Market St
Wilmington, DE 19801 Telephone: 302-622-8000
Instructed and Uninstructed
Instructed classes include: Figure Drawing -- the ultimate prep course for high school students considering art school; Dynamic Figure Drawing for Cartooning & Comic Book Art -- this class will concentrate on learning to capture the gesture or “action energy” of the figure; Painting the Figure with Ken Mabrey -- develop skill in compositions with multiple figures.
Uninstructed Open Figure Studio -- provides access to an art model in a series of short and long poses which artists may draw, paint and/or sculpt. Fee per session: $8.00 paid to Monitor.

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806 Telephone: 302-351-8551
Instructed and Uninstructed
Instructed classes include Figure Painting and Drawing.
Uninstructed Open Figure Drawing Studio. 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm. $5 per session, pay at the door, cash or check only. No reservations. Whether you are experienced at drawing the human figure or just beginning, this open studio is a great way to work from a live art model. Located in the Education Wing, this program offers busy individuals an opportunity to take time for themselves and be creative. All drawing media is welcome—bring your choice of pencils, charcoal, pastels, and paper.

Mispillion Art League
5 North Walnut Street
Milford, DE 19963 Telephone: 302-430-7646
Classes include Figure Drawing. This class offers drawing from life for beginners and experienced artists alike. Review and practice the fundamentals of figure drawing with live, clothed models. Bring a large sketch pad and soft pencils.

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